If you’re looking for a more glamorous Cumberland basin experience, the Pine Mountain State Resort Park is home to a beautiful rustic lodge overlooking the incredible scenery of the Upper Cumberland Basin watershed. Each room is equipped with a private balcony to enjoy the best of both worlds; the beauty of nature and the beauty of incredible food and wine.
The Herndon J. Evans lodge is the center of the Pine Mountain State Resort and hosts guests year-round with 30 rooms centered within Kentucky’s first state park. Additional cottages close to the lodge are also available to guests, who will have full access to the main lodge’s restaurant, gift shop and other accommodations. As a bonus, the resort is pet friendly!
Pine Mountain State Resort Park offers a diverse range for guests to enjoy in the scenic setting of the Cumberland basin. Check out some of the guest’s favorites listed below.
One could not ask for a more beautiful 18-hole course than the Wasioto Winds championship location. Earning a high ranking in Golf Digest as one of the best in the country, the grounds offer both outdoor and indoor practice courses in addition to the incredibly scenic full course. If you are a golf lover, this is a must-see. For family golfers, there is also a quaint 9-hole minigolf course adjacent to the main course open from April through October.
Events at the Laurel Cove Amphitheater
This beautiful location is available to rent for any special event. Weddings, family reunions, live performances and other momentous occasions have enjoyed the beautiful and natural setting of the Laurel Cove Amphitheater. Bathrooms and dressing rooms are available.
Cumberland Plateau Birding
The unique ecology of the Cumberland Plateau surrounding the Pine Mountain State Resort is home to species of birds which do not exist anywhere else in the state of Kentucky. The elevation of the environment is conducive to species normally only found in more northern regions of the country. Any bird enthusiast or guests looking to see some beautiful wildlife will have a rare experience birdwatching through the trails of the Cumberland Plateau.
With trails to locations with such whimsical names as Hemlock Garden, Honeymoon Falls and Rock hotel, you are sure to experience a memorable hiking experience on Pine Mountain State Resort’s nearby 12-mile hiking trails. These self-guided trails are ideal for hiking enthusiasts and promise an adventure.
What is a resort without a pool? If you are staying at the lodge or one of the cottages for one night minimum between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you will receive full access to the resort swimming pool.
Enjoying the Pine Mountain State Resort experience while surrounded by the historic and scenic natural setting of the Upper Cumberland watershed environment is truly the best of both worlds. Open Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, this getaway location is perfect for a great weekend.